Employee Fees, Hourly Rate

Discussion in 'Employment' started by Danger, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Danger

    Danger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I'm about ready to get my first employee. How much should I pay him per hour? He will most likely be a Mexican guy with little-medium experience.

    I'm thinking $10/hour.

    Should the price go up if he does it by himself? Ie. I get injured and use him as my back up. He drives my lawn truck and does it solo.
  2. SchnabelLawnCare

    SchnabelLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 709

    If he is a good employee 10-15/hour seems to be the going rate.
    When I say good employee, I mean shows up on time and does his job. Not necessarily experience.

    Not sure on the second part...

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